EDITOR'S PICK: When will we resist?
Edward Said: The US is preparing to attack the Arab world, while the Arabs whimper in submission
LONDON, 25 JAN 2003 *GUARDIAN)--One opens the New York Times on a daily basis to read the most recent article about the preparations for war that are taking place in the United States. Another battalion, one more set of aircraft carriers and cruisers, an ever-increasing number of aircraft, new contingents of officers are being moved to the Persian Gulf area. An enormous, deliberately intimidating force is being built up by America overseas, while inside the country, economic and social bad news multiply with a joint relentlessness.